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June 02, 2015 9:57 PM ET

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Company Overview of GuideSpark, Inc.

Company Overview

GuideSpark, Inc. provides benefits and open enrollment communication, new hire training/pre-hire training, and financial wellness services. It offers a custom online benefits and HR video library that transforms benefits communication with customized online videos that engage, inspire, and inform; a new hire training video library that supports the onboarding and pre-boarding process with videos that inspire and inform new employees; and financial wellness services to reduce employee financial distress, improve employee productivity, and reduce employee stress. GuideSpark, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Palo Alto, California with an additional office in Boston, Massachusetts.

1032 Elwell Court

Suite 240

Palo Alto, CA 94303

United States

Founded in 2008

Phone:

800-519-0755

Fax:

800-519-0024

Key Executives for GuideSpark, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy
Director of Content and Customer Engagement
Vice President of People and Culture
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

GuideSpark, Inc. Key Developments

GuideSpark Appoints Craig Sherman to its Board of Directors

GuideSpark announced that it has closed a $22.2 million round of Series C funding, led by Meritech Capital Partners with participation by existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures. The company will also benefit from welcoming Craig Sherman, managing director of Meritech Capital Partners, to its board of directors. Sherman leverages a wealth of operating experience, having served as COO of Ancestry.com and as CEO of Gaia Interactive. With a history of investing in successful digital media companies and promising startups, Sherman's expertise will complement the existing board and bring great value to GuideSpark as the company continues to scale its business.

GuideSpark, Inc. Announces Will Johnson as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy

GuideSpark, Inc. announced Will Johnson as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, reporting to GuideSpark Chief Executive Officer, Keith Kitani. Johnson joins GuideSpark from Workday, where he headed corporate development and software alliances. In addition to responsibility for OEM relationships and acquisitions, he had purview over an ecosystem of 50+ software and solution partners.

GuideSpark Launches Robust Onboarding Solution to Engage Every New Hire

GuideSpark unveiled its video-based onboarding solution designed to boost engagement, accelerate time-to-productivity, and increase new hire satisfaction. HR teams struggle with the volume and complexity of information that must be effectively communicated to new hires--and those using traditional, more decentralized onboarding practices face employee retention challenges and a disengaged workforce. In fact, according to Human Capital Institute, 77% of new hires make the decision to stay or leave an organization within their first six months. GuideSpark's new onboarding packages offer a collection of customized videos to educate new hires on topics varying from understanding company values, benefits, payroll, health care reform, and more. Additionally, employees can access the content 24/7 on any device, and HR administrators get access to a growing collection of best practices, continual content updates, and an analytics dashboard to measure engagement.

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